Remove “Ads by OnlineBrowserAdvertising” virus

By | April 16, 2014

OnlineBrowserAdvertising ads are promoted by deceptive browser extensions for the Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browser. This deceptive browser extensions use popups and inline-text advertisements as “Ads by OnlineBrowserAdvertising” to promote malicious ads or web-traffic thru or to a specific website. The ads promoted by OnlineBrowserAdvertising are often used to send web-traffic to partners in order to make revenue using affiliates thru the superfish.com, m2pub.com domain and other suspicious advertisement networks.

What does OnlineBrowserAdvertising do ?

Adware like OnlineBrowserAdvertising can display and download advertisements and may be considered dangerous for your privacy. Adware is not harmful in any way like a backdoor or root-kit, but adware tracks your computer’s internet usage to promote to you unwanted pop-ups advertisements or redirect you to unwanted or even malicious webpages. The ads will display green or blue underlined keywords that will show pop-up advertisements, inline-text ads, obtrusive advertising, ad overlays or any other unwanted ads or pop-ups in your browsers. Possible pop-ups may vary from legit advertisements with offers, deals, coupons, price comparison or pop-ups that offer a Java, Media Player or Flash Player update in order to install more adware into your computer.

This are well known social engineering techniques to trick the computer user into installing malicious or ad-support software. Often this is where the problem persists, there is a thin line between legit, ad-support or Potentially Unwanted software (PUPs).

How to prevent OnlineBrowserAdvertising ads ?

It is advised to always read the End User License Agreements (EULA) or Terms and Agreements before installing software on your computer (We know, the EULA’s are often long..guess why..). Do never click too fast thru the installation process [Next] button of software as you will agree to software you might not want to install. If the installer offers a Advanced or Custom option button, click it to find out if there is any other malicious software offered and installed during the installation process. Also remember to check pre populated checkboxes during the installation, preview them before clicking to the next window of the installer.

Prevent installers as “Fusion Install”, “Bundlore Limited”, “InstallX LLC”, “WARP Install”, “Digital Pine”, “Firseria”. These predefined installation software often contain additional software we classify as adware or potentially unwanted. All tricks to make sure their software is installed is called Dark patterns, this are user interfaces designed to trick the user and are used more and more these days to make software valuable for its developer(s).

While these tricks might seem obvious to the most, many new or inexperienced users fall victim to these tricks and end up installing unwanted software. Did you, keep our tips in mind for the next time or download this great free software called unchecky which does the work for you.


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Remove OnlineBrowserAdvertising adware

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Quick menu to Remove OnlineBrowserAdvertising

arrow_rightStep 1 – Uninstall OnlineBrowserAdvertising

arrow_rightStep 2 – Remove OnlineBrowserAdvertising Extension

arrow_rightStep 3 – Remove OnlineBrowserAdvertising  with AdwCleaner

arrow_rightStep 4 – Remove OnlineBrowserAdvertising with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware

arrow_rightOptional : Reset browser settings



windows-7-logoRemove OnlineBrowserAdvertising  - Windows 7

  1. Open Programs and Features by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Programs, and then clicking Programs and Features.
  2. Select Feven, Ultra Notifier and then click Uninstall. Some programs include the option to change or repair the program in addition to uninstalling it, but many simply offer the option to uninstall. To change a program, click Change or Repair. Administrator permission required If you’re prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
    Remove all recent installed software, sort by “Installed on” to easily find recent installed software. This adware is known under a lot of deceptive names, remove anything you don’t know!!

 windows-8-logoRemove OnlineBrowserAdvertising  - Windows 8

  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search.
    (If you’re using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and then click Search.)
  2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then tap or click Control Panel.
  3. Under View by: select Large Icons, and then tap or click Programs and features.
  4. Tap or click Feven, Ultra Notifier, and then tap or click Uninstall.
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen. Make sure when you uninstall the malware that there is no extra software is offered during uninstallation and read every pop-up before clicking any button.
    Remove all recent installed software, sort by “Installed on” to easily find recent installed software. This adware is known under a lot of deceptive names, remove anything you don’t know!!

internet-explorer-logoRemove OnlineBrowserAdvertising  BHO from Internet Explorer

  1. Open the desktop, and then tap or click the Internet Explorer icon on the taskbar.
  2. Tap or click the Tools button Tools button, and then tap or click Manage add-ons.
  3. Under Show, tap or click All add-ons, and then select Feven, Ultra Notifier (other names possible, look for anything you dont know)
  4. Make sure to remove all BHO’s you do not know or need. If you don’t use any BHO remove everything listed in the Add-ons panel.
  5. If the add-on can be deleted, you’ll see the Remove option. Tap or click Remove and then tap or click Close. Otherwise click Disable button.

google-chrome-logoRemove OnlineBrowserAdvertising Extension from Google Chrome

Uninstall an extension to remove it completely from the Google Chrome browser. Extensions are extra features and functionality that can easily be added to Google Chrome. By using extensions, you can customize Google Chrome with features you like, while keeping your browser free of things that you don’t use. Unfortunately there are also extensions that are used to collect personal and internet behaviour from your computer for revenue. Make sure you delete all extensions from Google Chrome that you do not need, know or trust. Keep the extensions in Google Chrome clean for the best and fastest internet experience while using Google Chrome.

  1. Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  2. Click Tools.
  3. Select Extensions.
  4. Click the trash can icon Remove an extension from Chrome by the Feven, Ultra Notifier (look out for other names)   extension you’d like to completely remove.
  5. Make sure to remove all extensions you do not know or need. If you don’t use any extension remove everything listed in the extensions panel.
  6. A confirmation dialog appears, click Remove.
    If the extension is Installed by Enterprise Policy follow this guide.

mozilla-firefox-logoRemove OnlineBrowserAdvertising Extension from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click the menu button New Fx Menu and choose Add-ons. The Add-ons Manager tab will open.
  2. In the Add-ons Manager tab, select the Extensions or Appearance panel.
  3. Select Feven, Ultra Notifier (Look for other names)
  4. Make sure to remove all extensions you do not know or need. If you don’t use any extension remove everything listed in the extensions panel.
  5. Click its Disable or Remove button. Remove button is preferred if available.
  6. Click Restart now if it pops up. Your tabs will be saved and restored after the restart.

adwcleanerRemove OnlineBrowserAdvertising ads using AdwCleaner

AdwCleaner developed by Xplode is a very easy piece of software to remove unwanted toolbars, browser hijackers, redirects and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) in Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Opera. AdwCleaner requires no installation and can be ran in a instant to scan your computer for malicious software.

Nowadays many free downloadable software is bundled with all sorts of additional software such as toolbars and other dubious software that you do not want on your computer. The main cause of such unwanted software (PUPs) are the download sites that offer free software that is bundled with adware. CNET, Download.com, Softonic offer software with a custom installer. It’s this custom installer that offers additional software in order to keep the software and services they offer for free.

We strongly recommend using AdwCleaner several times a month to keep your computer clean from Adware, Pop-ups, Browser Hijackers, Toolbars or Potentially Unwanted Programs.

Download AdwCleaner (Download will open in a New Window)

Select AdwCleaner.exe with right mouse click and Run as Administrator

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If User Account Control asks you to allow AdwCleaner.exe to make changes to your computer, press Yes to continue.

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Start scanning your computer for any malicious threats by selecting the Scan button, please wait.

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AdwCleaner will now start scanning your computer.

If AdwCleaner is done, it will display a list of malicious items detected, please uncheck the items you do not want to remove that might be detected as malicious.
If you have nothing to uncheck, continue to the removal process and select the Clean button.

Remove OnlineBrowserAdvertising

Reboot your computer.

After the reboot a log file will open. The logfile in Windows XP and Windows 7 will open once the desktop is started.
To open the log file in Windows 8 you need to switch to the Desktop mode by selecting WINDOWS KEY + D on your keyboard.

If you want to check the AdwCleaner log for further analyse, you can find the report log in your system drive and then the Adwcleaner folder.
for example: C:\adwcleaner

Goto the next step.


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Goto the next step if the problem still persists.


(Optional) Reset Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox to default settings

Occasionally it is advised to restore your browser to default settings, as this threat is installed by many different applications. Restoring is the easiest and fastest way to get rid of this threat. Please know when you restore to default settings all your personal settings will be lost. If you do agree to continue to reset your Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browser to default settings see our instructions.

Reset Internet Explorer to default settings

  • Open Internet Explorer
  • goto “wrench” icon in top right corner
  • Select Internet Options

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  • Goto tab Advanced
  • Select Reset button

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  • Enable Delete personal Settings
  • Click Reset button

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  • Restart Internet Explorer

Reset Google Chrome to default settings

  • Open Google Chrome
  • Goto the three stripes in the right top corner (menu)
  • Select Settings

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  • Scroll down to the end of the page, search for + Show advanced settings

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  • Scroll down once again to the end of the page and click Reset browser settings button

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  • Click Reset once more

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Reset Mozilla Firefox to default settings

  • Open Mozilla Firefox
  • Goto the three stripes in the top right corner
  • Select the Question Mark

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  • Select Troubleshooting Information in the menu.

reset firefox step 2

  • Click the Reset Firefox button and confirm Reset Firefox again the pop-up.

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Notice: Old data from Firefox will be placed on your Windows Desktop in a folder called “Old Firefox data”.
As restoring to default settings for Firefox didn’t work out as expected you can restore this folder, otherwise delete this folder from your desktop.

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